At the beginning of this school year I was terrified for him to enter a regular Kindergarten class. I was so used to him being in all Special Education. He has done as best he could this year. He is still very quiet, but he has made a couple friends and likes school for the most part. He will pass Kindergarten this year. We are very excited for his progress.
After attending the meeting today we found out that he will no longer receive special education services. This is the most wonderful & scary news that I have ever heard! lol.....while I am so happy for him, I hope that he has all the support that he needs. First grade is hard, I mean, you gotta learn to read and stuff!!
Although Micah is progressing quite a bit, there was some hard information to hear today. First off, he was given a test in which his final score was only one point away from falling into the Autism spectrum. He has never tested that close before. Secondly, he was found clinically significant on scales for: depression & a typicality. Lastly, he was found at risk for: attention problems, withdrawal, social skills, leadership, study skills, and functional communication.
So, with all that said. We like to focus on the positive! Micah is awesome, he is doing awesome, he has awesome family and friends, 1st grade will be awesome....and you are awesome for taking the time to read this. It means a lot to know our little Micah, "Beans" has support.